As I sit in the airport and in the air leaving Tel Aviv, I think about why I started to blog this year. I wanted to give y’all a look into my life. That also applies to the bad moments during the season. This is a bad moment. Only word to describe how I’m feeling is… FRUSTRATED!!!
This season has been a roller coaster of emotions and it’s only November. Coming into this season, I don’t think anybody had us 4-3 entering the 8th round of play. It’s frustrating knowing that we are usually the better team on paper but haven’t clicked yet on offense and most importantly defense. Other teams have been imposing their will on us and we have no answers. It’s frustrating knowing that we are shooting below 50% from the field as a team in EuroLeague. It’s frustrating watching film again and again and committing the same mistakes. So I sit back and most importantly look in the mirror and start with myself. What can I do to help the team more? What needs to be sacrificed to win games? What is going on with us?
We have to find a way. Whatever it takes. I know this season has been tough with the scheduling but there is no excuse when the other teams are playing a similar schedule. It is possibly a good thing that the league is now open because this start would hurt us in a group stage like last year. Of course, I think we will figure it out but I have to admit that it is tough going through this.
Thanks to the new schedule, we play again tomorrow vs. Efes. We have to respond . They are a tough team and won last night. New opportunity for us and I know we will be ready for the challenge.
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”
Another one of my favorite destinations to travel to. Great weather, beaches, amazing food, and the opportunity to view biblical history. Most of the pictures above were taken in Bethlehem and Jerusalem. These pictures were taken last year and by phone (don't judge me). Do not think that I was walking around all day before the game.
When I was here last, we enjoyed great food. Benedict (which is photoed above) is one of the best breakfast foods spots in the world. Highly recommended and open 24hrs. Also, we had many interesting conversations with the locals about the history of the country. The locals are the best way to learn history.
This trip that I'm on now is more business. We are here to beat Maccabi (even though we lost), so all of the tourist attractions had to be put on hold for another time.